Environment
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets  Science Magazine · 2 days
The Global Deal for Nature (GDN) is a time-bound, science-driven plan to save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth. Pairing the GDN and the Paris Climate... more
Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some... more
Scientists uncover a link between RNA editing and chloroplast-to-nucleus communication  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? How will plants fare in more extreme weather conditions? When experiencing stress or damage from various sources, plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus communication... more
Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a... more
April's Lyrid Meteors Peak Early this Week, But the Moon May Interfere  SPACE.COM · 2 days
One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon. more
Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water as a... more
Fuel cells in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules such as proteins and DNA. One major route for this exchange, discovered only in the... more
MicroRNA-like RNAs contribute to the lifestyle transition of Arthrobotrys oligospora  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Lifestyle transition is a fundamental mechanism that fungi have evolved to survive and proliferate in different environments. As a typical nematode-trapping fungus, Arthrobotrys oligospora switches from saprophytes to... more
Opinion: Why protesters should be wary of '12 years to climate breakdown' rhetoric  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
I was invited to speak to a group of teenagers on climate strike in Oxford recently. Like many scientists, I support the... more
Researchers discover good news for fish populations living on bleached coral reefs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental cues engineers can use to prompt programmed responses from engineered... more
Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. more
Firms are better off revealing their environmental practices  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Firms that value and practice environmental transparency in their reporting to stakeholders are in general better economic performers than those whose practices are more opaque. more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past. more
Amygdala ensembles encode behavioral states  Science Magazine · 3 days
Internal states, including affective or homeostatic states, are important behavioral motivators. The amygdala regulates motivated behaviors, yet how distinct states are represented in amygdala circuits is unknown. By longitudinally imaging neural calcium dynamics in freely moving mice across... more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over many years in... more
Bioengineers add cooperative molecules to their toolkit for programming signal processing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Elaborate molecular networks inside living cells enable them to sense and process many signals from the environment to perform desired cellular functions. Synthetic biologists have been... more
42,000-Year-Old Foal Entombed in Ice Still Had Liquid Blood in Its Veins  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
It's the oldest liquid blood on record, say scientists who want to clone the ice age horse. more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. In the cool dry season, the highlands of the volcano slopes are engulfed in cloud... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
On This Day in Space! April 18, 2014: LADEE Crashes into the Moon  SPACE.COM · 3 days
On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) ended its mission by crashing into the moon. See how... more
Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they... more
Training data for autonomous driving  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Autonomous cars must perceive their environment true to reality. The corresponding algorithms are trained using a large number of image and video recordings. For the algorithm to recognize single image elements, such as a tree, a pedestrian or... more
Climate change is hitting hard across New Zealand, official report finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The major focus on climate change in Environment Aotearoa 2019, a stocktake on New Zealand's environment released today, is a welcome change. more
The Cerrado once connected the Andes with the Atlantic Rainforest  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The tropical forests of the Andes and Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest biome are separated by almost 1,000 km of drier areas with open vegetation in the Chaco, Cerrado (Brazilian... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Striking a balance between climate action and social equality  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
At a referendum held in February, residents of Freiburg im Breisgau voted in favour of building a site in their city that will combine environmental and societal targets. The plan... more
Building a better turbine  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Imagine a world in which half of our electricity is generated renewably by offshore wind farms. Now imagine a powerful hurricane hitting the coast where that farm is located. If developers, engineers and policy makers haven't prepared for this event... more
Study finds global action needed to ensure acceptable climate futures  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ensuring a tolerable climate future, one that reduces warming while considering the costs, requires immediate global action, according to an international team of scientists. more
Predicting tvariable carbon dioxide uptake by the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ocean CO2 uptake is predictable for two years in advance, according to new paper in Science Advances by Dr. Hongmei Li, Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, Dr. Wolfgang A. Müller, and Dr. Peter Landschützer,... more
Amazonian soils mapped using indicator species  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils. Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant than soil samples in poorly known areas, and... more
New research exposes extent of mineral demand for renewable energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The growing demand for minerals and metals to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious... more
Synergy of anthropogenic emissions and atmospheric processes may cause severe haze in northern China  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Regional severe haze in northern China is characterized by exceedingly high concentrations of fine particulate matter and exhibits extensive temporal... more
Warm, dry winds may be straining Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Wind-induced melting that occurred during the Antarctic autumn may be accelerating the Larsen C ice shelf’s collapse, which could raise sea levels. more
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas... more
Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The harmful algae that causes red tide is currently at near undetectable levels in Florida waters compared with the much higher concentrations at this time last... more
Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree. more
Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant... more
Solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. It's well established that... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
Balancing the ocean carbon budget  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
How exactly does the ocean -- the Earth's largest carbon sink -- capture and store carbon? The answer to this question will become increasingly important as the planet warms and as we try to get ahead of a... more
Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: Clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue... more
Plants and microbes shape global biomes through local underground alliances  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers report that the distribution of forest types worldwide is based on the relationships plant species forged with soil microbes to enhance their uptake of nutrients. These symbioses... more
Meteor seen blazing through skies over East Coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Residents along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor blazing across the nighttime sky. more
New eDNA technology used to quickly assess coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Department of Biology have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small... more
Amazonian soils mapped using indicator species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils. Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant than soil samples in poorly known areas, and... more
Individual solutions to shared problems create a modern tragedy of the commons  Science Magazine · 4 days
Alone and together, climatic changes, population growth, and economic scarcity create shared problems that can be tackled effectively through cooperation and coordination. Perhaps because... more
Predicting the variable ocean carbon sink  Science Magazine · 4 days
Strong decadal variations in the oceanic uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) observed over the past three decades challenge our ability to predict the strength of the ocean carbon sink. By assimilating atmospheric and oceanic observational data... more
Precipitation and temperature drive continental-scale patterns in stream invertebrate production  Science Magazine · 4 days
Secondary production, the growth of new heterotrophic biomass, is a key process in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that has been carefully measured in many flowing water ecosystems. We... more
The Suv420h histone methyltransferases regulate PPAR-{gamma} and energy expenditure in response to environmental stimuli  Science Magazine · 4 days
Obesity and its associated metabolic abnormalities have become a global emergency with considerable morbidity and mortality. Epidemiologic and animal model... more
Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: clouds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue... more
ARIEL Data Challenge Series launched to build global community for exoplanet data solutions  nanowerk · 4 days
ARIEL, a mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has launched a global competition series to find innovative solutions... more
Medical News Today: House dust microbes degrade cancer-causing chemical  MNT · 4 days
A new study finds that the microbes in our household dust can break down cancer-causing environmental chemicals. However, this benefit comes at a cost. more
Green plastic production made easy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A one-step method enables scalable and more environmentally friendly production of plant-derived plastic monomers, paving the way towards the mass production of a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based materials. more
How Enterococcus faecalis bacteria causes antibiotic resistant infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. This study examined one of the first sustained hospital outbreaks of a multidrug-resistant bacterium,... more
Small fossils with big applications: BP Gulf of Mexico time scale  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Geologic time scales are critical to understanding the timing, duration, and connection of geologic events. They are not static, and can be improved with research, integration,... more
LADEE Detects Water Molecules from Meteoroid Strikes on Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Using data from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a team of researchers has discovered that... more
Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains  NPR · 4 days
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur... more
Shop online? Ways to reduce damage to the environment  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click buy, online orders leave warehouses to be loaded on gas-guzzling jets or trucks.... more
Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The impacts of climate change are already being felt across the Pacific, considered to be one of the world's most-at-risk... more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement system called AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder) from... more
How to defend the Earth from asteroids  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth's atmosphere in 2013; to prevent another such impact, scientists plan to use a simple yet ingenious way... more
Green plastic production made easy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A one-step method enables scalable and more environmentally friendly production of plant-derived plastic monomers, paving the way towards the mass production of a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based materials. more
Scientists developing technology for water purification by electric discharges  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The environment around us is becoming increasingly polluted. This includes one of our most precious natural resources—water. Clean water is essential to human survival. Due to increased pollution, water treatment... more
Electric cars can clean up the mining industry – here's how  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Growing demand for electric vehicles is important to help cut transport emissions, but it will also lead to new mining. Without a careful approach, we could... more
New PFASs discovered in Cape Fear River, though levels are declining  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In 2015, a fluorosurfactant known by the trade name "GenX" made headlines when researchers discovered it and related compounds in the Cape Fear River of North... more
Parboiling method reduces inorganic arsenic in rice  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have found a way... more
Researchers explore machine learning to automate sorting of microcapsules in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Micro-encapsulated CO2 sorbents (MECS)—tiny, reusable capsules full of a sodium carbonate solution that can absorb carbon dioxide from the air—are a promising technology for capturing carbon... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
AI for Earth observation and numerical weather prediction  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques could help forecasters get more out of these data by improving accuracy and... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  nanowerk · 4 days
Engineers have developed and tested a new drug-delivery system that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore this delicate balance. more
New drug-delivery system senses high oxidant levels, responds to body chemistry and environment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study by researchers from NASA has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. more
How inland waters 'breathe' carbon—and what it means for global systems  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For a long time, scientists evaluating the global carbon cycle considered rivers and streams akin to pipes, channeling carbon and other solutes from the land to... more
New climate models predict a warming surge  Science Magazine · 5 days
Scientists question whether stronger anticipated response to greenhouse gases is realistic more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. Engineers have now... more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. University of Illinois... more
Climate engineering needs to look at the big picture, says researcher  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Of all the different possible methods to combat anthropogenic climate change conceived of so far, among the least studied is climate engineering. more
Potential effects of large-scale projects designed to offset Earth's changing climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Climate engineering research is too focused on specific aspects of individual projects, argues an expert. She believes broader studies about the impacts of these efforts will... more
A 2014 meteor may have come from another solar system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Scientists have identified a possible interstellar meteor, and think it could be one of millions that have visited Earth over the planet’s history. more
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that... more
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
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How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass
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Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
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Tip the planet: Tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions
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Top EPA advisers challenge long-standing air pollution science, threatening Americans' health
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Why the Great Plains has such epic weather
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George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change
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Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef
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When people downsize to tiny houses, they adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles
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Fireworks of blue lightning and gamma rays above thunderclouds
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New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
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Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
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Music for space
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Microscopic swimmers with visual perception of group members form stable swarms
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Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind
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